Saturday, 18 April 2015

Unknown Reserve

On Friday we went to a reserve that the vast majority had never visited before.  We saw most of the early spring species, but the Common Terns haven't yet arrived.  No words of mine can convey the enjoyment of the participants with this delightful location.  Luckily, there were no over-large Kingfishers in residence to overfill the car park.
Great Crested Grebe
 Record shot of Blackcap
 Record shot of Blackcap about to fly
 Chiffchaff actually mid chiff
 Chiffchaff
 Long-tailed Tit
 Willow Warbler
 Ditto
 Treecreeper
 Ditto
 Peacocks on Blackthorn
 Moorhen Eggs
 Bee Fly (Bombylius major) ID by Africa Gomez
 Local Portrait of Long-eared Bat

2 comments:

Africa Gómez said...

Hi Michael, your fly is a Bee fly, Bombylius major, on the wing on April and May. They appear to be on the increase in East Yorkshire.

Michael Flowers said...

Thanks Africa, I'll get that changed